From (etyl) wale, from (etyl) .
A ridge or low barrier.
A raised rib in knit goods or fabric, especially corduroy. (As opposed to course)
The texture of a piece of fabric.
(nautical) A horizontal ridge or ledge on the outside planking of a wooden ship. (See gunwale, chainwale)
A horizontal timber used for supporting or retaining earth.
A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.
A ridge on the outside of a horse collar.
A ridge or streak produced on skin by a cane or whip.
To strike the skin in such a way as to produce a wale.
* 1832: Owen Felltham, Resolves, Divine, Moral, Political
* 2002: Hal Rothman, Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the Twenty-First Century
- Would suffer his lazy rider to bestride his patie: back, with his hands and whip to wale his flesh, and with his heels to dig into his hungry bowels?
To give a surface a texture of wales.
- When faced with an adulthood that offered few options, grinding poverty and marriage to a man who drank too much and came home to wale on his own family or...no beatings.
(etyl) . More at will.
Something selected as being the best, preference; choice.
to choose, select.
* 2009' (originally '''1968 ), Douglas Meland, Doris Meland, ''Fulniô (Yahthe) Syntax Structure: Preliminary Version , Associação Internacional de Linguística - SIL Brasil, page 19.
From , the horse having been bred in the then colony of New South Wales in the 19th century.
(Australia, India) A breed of light saddle horse from Australia, once favoured as a warhorse.
* 1888 , Rudyard Kipling, ‘Wressley of the Foreign Office’, Plain Tales from the Hills , Folio Society 2004, p. 204,
* 1889 , Annie Brassey, The Last Voyage, to India and Australia, in the ‘Sunbeam’ , 2010,
- Without reason, against prudence, and at a moment's notice, he fell in love with a frivolous, golden-haired girl who used to tear about Simla Mall on a high, rough waler , with a blue velvet jockey-cap crammed over her eyes.
* 2007', "'''Waler ", entry in Bonnie L. Hendricks, ''International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds ,
- There were Arabs of high degree, thoroughbred English horses, and very good-looking Walers among them, besides some tiny ponies, four of which, when harnessed together, drew a real Cinderella coach of solid silver.
* 2013 , Peter Macinnis, The Big Book of Australian History ,
- Some maintain that the Waler is extinct, its blood living on only in the modern Australian Stock Horse and some of the feral brumbies that roam the outback.
- By the 1850s, there was a thriving trade in selling the horses to the Indian Army as 'remounts'. Between 1834 and 1937, more than 300,000 Walers were sent to India.
Formerly considered a horse type, rather than a distinct breed.
(structural engineering) A plank of wood, block of concrete, etc., used for support or to maintain required separation between components in order to help maintain the form of a construction under stress.
* 1998 , Richard Lampo, Thomas Nosker, Doug Barno, John Busel, Ali Maher, Piyush Dutta, Robert Odello, Construction Productivity Advancement Research (CPAR) Program: Development and Demonstration of Composite FRP Fender, Loadbearing, and Sheet Piling Systems , US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratories, USACERL Technical Report 98/123,
* 2007 , David Easton, The Rammed Earth House ,
- Another consideration is when walers' are placed between the piles (Figure 27) and to what extent the pile could deform before the load of the berthing vessel would be shared by the adjacent ' walers .
* 2009 , Howard A. Perko, Helical Piles: A Practical Guide to Design and Installation ,
- Backing for the plywood is provided by 2” × 12” wooden planks (walers''''' in forming technology) spaced approximately 15 inches apart in the vertical direction and running the full length of the wall section. The form ties are ¾-inch pipe clamps, spaced 6 to 10 feet apart in the horizontal direction. In the typical concrete forms, '''walers''' are 2×4's and form ties are spaced at 2-foot intervals. By using 2×12 ' walers , form ties can be spaced at up to 10-foot intervals.
- An optional cast-in-place concrete waler' is shown at each anchor row location. The concrete '''walers''' are cast against the earth after installation of the helical anchors and prior to excavation for the next lift. Concrete '''walers''' can reduce the required thickness of shotcrete for the remaining facing. The ' walers also improve punching resistance at the helical tie back locations.